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Free Thinking

American Power? Suzan-Lori Parks, Gary Younge, Abstract Expressionism

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Philip Dodd. With playwright Suzan-Lori Parks on her play exploring slavery and the American Civil War, Gary Younge on gun culture, and abstract expressionism. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Suzan-Lori Parks
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Younge
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Stonor Saunders
Interviewed Guest:
William Boyd
Producer:
Craig Smith

Book of the Week

Another Day in the Death of America

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

On an average day in America, seven children and teens are shot dead. Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during a single day. He starts with Jaiden Dixon, age nine. Show more

Book of the Week

Another Day in the Death of America

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Kenneth Mills-Tucker was shot dead just three days before his twentieth birthday. He had been due in court nine days later. How would his life be remembered? Show more

Book of the Week

Another Day in the Death of America

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

At a sleepover in rural Michigan, a 12-year-old boy shoots his best friend dead. Who is responsible for the killing? Show more

Book of the Week

Another Day in the Death of America

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Around 11.05pm on 23 November 2013, on an echoey stairway in South Chicago, someone walked up to 18-year-old Tyshon Anderson, shot him in the head, and left. Show more

Book of the Week

Another Day in the Death of America

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Samuel Brightmon, age 18, was shot dead in the street. Nobody came out of their houses to see what was going on. Samuel's death was counted. It just didn't count for much. Show more

Start the Week

Radical Liverpool

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Start the Week is at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool: Andrew Marr talks to Phil Redmond, Gary Younge, John Belchem and Kajsa Norman. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Redmond
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Younge
Interviewed Guest:
John Belchem
Interviewed Guest:
Kajsa Norman
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

Documentary series celebrating Britain's black community. Episode one explores both arriving and growing up in Britain through intimate interviews with prominent black Britons. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Anna Smith Tenser
Executive Producer:
Roy Ackerman
Executive Producer:
Dermot Caulfield
Interviewed Guest:
Alesha Dixon
Interviewed Guest:
John Sentamu
Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Banjo
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Scotland
Interviewed Guest:
Beverley Knight
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Charlene White
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Casley-Hayford
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher B-Lynch
Interviewed Guest:
Chuka Umunna
Interviewed Guest:
David Adjaye
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
David Harewood
Interviewed Guest:
Dizzee Rascal
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Enninful
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Younge
Interviewed Guest:
Gina Yashere
Interviewed Guest:
Goldie
Interviewed Guest:
Jamal Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Jazzie B
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest:
Lenny Henry
Interviewed Guest:
Les Ferdinand
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Interviewed Guest:
Malorie Blackman
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Noel Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Ozwald Boateng
Interviewed Guest:
Reggie Yates
Interviewed Guest:
Sharon White
Interviewed Guest:
Shevelle Dynott
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Jervis
Interviewed Guest:
Thandiwe Newton
Interviewed Guest:
Tinie Tempah
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor McDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor Nelson
Interviewed Guest:
Yinka Shonibare

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

Documentary series celebrating Britain's black community. Our cast of extraordinary black Britons talk about school days, 'playing the game' and negotiating the working world. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Anna Smith Tenser
Executive Producer:
Roy Ackerman
Executive Producer:
Dermot Caulfield
Interviewed Guest:
Alesha Dixon
Interviewed Guest:
John Sentamu
Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Banjo
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Scotland
Interviewed Guest:
Beverley Knight
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Charlene White
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Casley-Hayford
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher B-Lynch
Interviewed Guest:
Chuka Umunna
Interviewed Guest:
David Adjaye
Interviewed Guest:
David Harewood
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Dizzee Rascal
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Enninful
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Younge
Interviewed Guest:
Gina Yashere
Interviewed Guest:
Goldie
Interviewed Guest:
Jamal Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Jazzie B
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest:
Lenny Henry
Interviewed Guest:
Les Ferdinand
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Interviewed Guest:
Malorie Blackman
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Noel Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Ozwald Boateng
Interviewed Guest:
Reggie Yates
Interviewed Guest:
Sharon White
Interviewed Guest:
Shevelle Dynott
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Jervis
Interviewed Guest:
Thandiwe Newton
Interviewed Guest:
Tinie Tempah
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor McDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor Nelson
Interviewed Guest:
Yinka Shonibare
Production Company:
Pulse
Production Company:
Iconoclast

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for years

Documentary series celebrating Britain's black community. Our cast of black Britons talk about making it, but making it with a difference. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Anna Smith Tenser
Executive Producer:
Roy Ackerman
Executive Producer:
Dermot Caulfield
Interviewed Guest:
Alesha Dixon
Interviewed Guest:
John Sentamu
Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Banjo
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Scotland
Interviewed Guest:
Beverley Knight
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Charlene White
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Casley-Hayford
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher B-Lynch
Interviewed Guest:
Chuka Umunna
Interviewed Guest:
David Adjaye
Interviewed Guest:
David Harewood
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Dizzee Rascal
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Enninful
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Younge
Interviewed Guest:
Gina Yashere
Interviewed Guest:
Goldie
Interviewed Guest:
Jamal Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Jazzie B
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest:
Lenny Henry
Interviewed Guest:
Les Ferdinand
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Interviewed Guest:
Malorie Blackman
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Noel Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Ozwald Boateng
Interviewed Guest:
Reggie Yates
Interviewed Guest:
Sharon White
Interviewed Guest:
Shevelle Dynott
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Jervis
Interviewed Guest:
Thandiwe Newton
Interviewed Guest:
Tinie Tempah
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor McDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor Nelson
Interviewed Guest:
Yinka Shonibare
Production Company:
Pulse
Production Company:
Iconoclast

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for years

Documentary series celebrating Britain's black community. In the final episode, our cast of extraordinary black Britons are facing today and the future. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Anna Smith Tenser
Executive Producer:
Roy Ackerman
Executive Producer:
Dermot Caulfield
Interviewed Guest:
Alesha Dixon
Interviewed Guest:
John Sentamu
Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Banjo
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Scotland
Interviewed Guest:
Beverley Knight
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Charlene White
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Casley-Hayford
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher B-Lynch
Interviewed Guest:
Chuka Umunna
Interviewed Guest:
David Adjaye
Interviewed Guest:
David Harewood
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Dizzee Rascal
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Enninful
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Younge
Interviewed Guest:
Gina Yashere
Interviewed Guest:
Goldie
Interviewed Guest:
Jamal Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Jazzie B
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest:
Lenny Henry
Interviewed Guest:
Les Ferdinand
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Interviewed Guest:
Malorie Blackman
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Noel Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Ozwald Boateng
Interviewed Guest:
Reggie Yates
Interviewed Guest:
Sharon White
Interviewed Guest:
Shevelle Dynott
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Jervis
Interviewed Guest:
Thandiwe Newton
Interviewed Guest:
Tinie Tempah
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor McDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor Nelson
Interviewed Guest:
Yinka Shonibare
Production Company:
Pulse
Production Company:
Iconoclast

Front Row

The People v OJ Simpson, Figaro, Pre-Raphaelites, 14 Bottoms

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang discusses a new TV drama about OJ Simpson and a major exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings in Liverpool. Plus the fascinating character of Figaro in opera. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Younge
Interviewed Guest:
David Pountney
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Lenton
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Newall
Interviewed Guest:
Erica Whyman